South African Food & Wine Festival
@ Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring, Virginia, USA.
September 12th & 13th, 2015  10th Anniversary
11 am - 6 pm Rain or Shine
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Online Ticket sales start April 1st 2015!!

Welcome to the 2015 South African Food & Wine Festival!  As always, we’re looking forward to hosting this amazing event and seeing so many friends from around the world converge on central Virginia for a weekend of great wine, food and music.   We’re excited to share our love of South Africa with you on the 12th & 13th!

Launch Party Wine Label
South African Festival Launch Party
For our 10th Anniversary, we’re planning some great events leading up to the big weekend.  Check back for party dates, restaurant promotions and more....
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Visit MAN Vintners at the South African Food & Wine Fest, meet winemaker Francois Bezuitenhout and taste the wonderful wines of MAN.  Read more...

Tuelo and Her Cousins to play at the South African Food & WIne Festival
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Jean-Baptist Cristini joins the festival again this year, representing the wines of Fairview, Spice Route and Land’s End.  Read more..

BraaiTime Biltong

Biltong & droerewors..say no more!  One taste of these traditionally seasoned and cured South African dried meat treats and you’ll never eat jerky again.  Take a spin through Braai Time’s Web site- meet them at the festival for a tasting and stock up while it lasts.


Oysters!!!!  New this year, we’ll be shucking up fresh oysters in homage to our favorite coastal towns in SA.   Try them with lemon and a dash of PeriPeri... yumm!

Fly South African Airways

Last year’s event Sponsor was South African Airways.  AS always, we love hearing the stories of the lucky folks who win the round-trip tickets to SA every year.  To learn more about becoming a sponsor for our event, visit or Sponsor info page.

SA Fest T-shirts

Visit the market tent for cool SA Fest gear, imported spices, hot sauces, Rooibos tea, rusks, arts & crafts and a NEW line of Aloe Ferox products from South Africa.

Dumisile Martin

Dumisile Nxumalo Martin is the ever-charming host of the festival's Market Tent. Dumisile was born and raised in Manzin, Swaziland. After completing her masters work at Tulane University, she joined the Foreign Service with American husband Bill Martin, serving in posts throughout Africa and India.  After retiring from the Foreign Service, Dumicile and her husband settled in the bucolic, rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. Dumisile began importing crafts from Southern Africa about 10 years ago.  Read more about Dumisile Nxumalo Martin

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